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Waters Senior Director, Leadership and Culture in Milford, Massachusetts

The Senior Director of Leadership and Culture for Waters will lead global executive development, management capability building, and culture monitoring and cultivation processes for the enterprise. Responsibilities include

  • Building the internal executive pipeline through structured process and with personal engagement on assessment and development of that pipeline

  • Developing the people management skills of both new and experienced managers to drive high performance and highly engaged teams

  • Developing strategies to monitor and address gaps in the culture/health of the organization

  • Driving an effective performance management process – from goal setting, to on-going feedback, to assessment

Reporting to the CHRO, this role leads a small global team of development and culture specialists to develop and drive execution of global core process and content – through a combination global vendor contracts and leveraging a matrixed HR support organization.

  • Executive Leadership Development

  • Consolidated profiles and development plans for Sr Dir+ talent

  • Synthesis of leadership strength vs. demands and action plans to close the gaps

  • Succession plans and process for Critical positions L3+

  • Management & Professional Training

  • Effective, efficient global core management curriculum, with scalable delivery mechanisms

  • Scalable professional skills development content and delivery method (e.g., presentation skills, time management, software proficiency)

  • Culture Development

  • Effective and compliance goal setting, feedback, and assessment process that drives appropriate performance assessment distributions

  • Voice of employee and organization health tracking and action planning

  • 10+ years of experience leading talent/development teams and functions with broad scope and impact

  • Experience in another functional discipline within HR or in the business is desirable but not required Formal education in the science of human behavior and performance, team dynamics, leadership, organizational effectiveness, and change.

  • Graduate level credentials highly desirable.

Experience supporting global businesses required, with experience living and working outside one’s home country desirable

  • A deep understanding of leadership effectiveness theory, as well as development practices

Interest and curiosity in the leadership talent, with an action orientation in getting to know the talent and having an evidence-based point of view on performance and development

  • Extensive experience designing and executing programs and processes that have measurably impacted leadership, management, and cultural capabilities.

  • Led cross-functional teams in design and execution of programs and processes

  • Have effectively led major change programs

  • Develops strong networks and relationships in cross-organization communities of practice that share industry and functional knowledge and experiences and progressive approaches

  • Passion for and curiosity about the business; strong business acumen

  • A high performer’s mindset, both personally and for the business

  • A relentless focus on talent for the business

  • Influence skills that are based in understanding and leveraging facts and data-based insights within the relevant context

  • Constructive dissatisfaction – envisions and pursues opportunities to drive exponential improvement

  • Compassion for others that is rooted in self-awareness, understanding of context, and authentic listening and interactions with other

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street